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Israel in Crisis – Supportive Resources for Adults & Children

We are gathering links to resources for parents, teachers and children to learn about and deal with the current crisis in Israel and the rise of antisemitism around the world and on college campuses. These pages are being updated regularly. If you have information you think should be added, please be in touch with the rabbi. Please note that newest items are at the top.

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These private Facebook groups support Jewish college students and their parents right now. The groups do require you join in order to view their materials and posts.
Mothers Against College Antisemitism (MACA)
Parents against antisemitism on US campuses
MOT Parenting: Older Teens and Beyond

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Adapting, A Podcast with David Bryfman presents:

How to Talk to Children About Israel TodayFeaturing Dr. Sivan Zakai, Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

During this time of war, it’s imperative that educators and parents remain a calm presence for children. In a webinar held by The Jewish Education Project, Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath holds a conversation with Israel educator and mother Dr. Sivan Zakai on the importance and best practices on talking to children about Israel and the current situation.

Watch the webinar here and visit our Israel in Crisis Resource Hub for Educators. For parent resources, click here.

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JFCS (Jewish Family & Childrens’s Services) recognizes that we are going through troubled times. In order to ensure we all have a safe space to discuss our feelings about what is happening in Israel, we are offering 3 new virtual support groups. Click below to view the flyers for these groups:

Israeli Teens/Young Adults Support Group Flyer

Jewish Teens/Young Adults Support Group Flyer

Parents of IDF Soldiers Support Group Flyer

To register for one of these groups, please contact:
(201) 978 8492 |

If you would like to help JFCS (Jewish Family & Childrens’s Services) provide support to our community, please consider making a donation today by clicking here.

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From The Jewish Education Project <>

Responding to the Crisis in Israel

Resources for Educators

Tuesday, 10/10/23 we held an important webinar on the topic of “How to Talk to Children About Israel Today.” You can view the recording of the conversation on this page. See below for upcoming webinars and resources for educators to further the discussion with your students and colleagues.

Educator Emergency Response Office Hours

Various Time Slots

We invite any Jewish educator to sign up for a one-to-one 20-minute virtual conversation with a member of our Jewish Education Program Team. We are here to support Jewish educators and administrators across a range of settings in delivering quality Jewish education during this very difficult time for Israel and the Jewish people. REGISTER HERE

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URJ/CCAR Resources: Here is a link to readings that you are welcome to use in your communities. Here is a link to communal prayers, poems, and meditations shared by CCAR members. Thank you to all who have shared. If you’d like to share an original prayer, poem, or meditation, please email Annie Villarreal-Belford, CCAR Press Editor at

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Other Israel in Crisis Pages

Israel in Crisis – Donations

Israel in Crisis – Additional Information

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